Ok so.. here's the picture again:
This is more like a D90 upgrade that offers more features than expected. Notice the mode dial with the other dial behind it.. that's better than nothing.. but I wish my future camera didn't have those shitty automatic modes that I'll never use.. I use aperture mode at most.
But now look at this. My ISO and WB button are more like the D90... I hoped they kept the D300 way of doing this one..
WHERE IS THE AF-ON BUTTON?? NOOOOO
In order to gain video and better low light now, I lose af-on, my iso and wb buttons, possibly a 100% viewfinder (hard to believe the d7000 will have this).. and what else? I guess I'm gonna have to do this compromise.
I'm sure you will be able to reprogram the AF-L button to be AF-on, even my D60 can do that. Of course if you want both, you'll have to wait for the D400 :P.
Also, I am sure D90s will drop in price. They are already around $650 used, I'd expect them to be around $500 within a few months of the D7000's release. Apparently that is what happened with the D80, anyway.